Offered for sale is an early U.S. stereo pressing of Wednesday Morning, 3 AM by Simon & Garfunkel, with the cover still in the original shrink wrap.
About this copy: This copy of Wednesday Morning, 3 AM is a 1970 U.S. pressing on the “two eye” Columbia label of an album that was originally released in 1964.
This LP has the label that Columbia used from 1965-1970, with “360° Stereo” in white at the bottom of the label. The included inner sleeve that advertises other Columbia products is dated 1970.
The cover is M- and is still in the original shrink wrap. There is trace wear at the mouth. The Columbia inner sleeve is M- with no splits.
The disc is M- and looks unplayed. Clean disc!
A nice copy of an album that’s hard to find as an early pressing.
Background: Released in 1964, Wednesday Morning, 3 AM was the first album by Simon & Garfunkel.
The original release sold poorly, but the album eventually reached #30 on the U.S. charts after the success of their Sounds of Silence LP.
Wednesday Morning, 3 AM doesn’t resemble any other Simon & Garfunkel album, mostly because their sound here was fundamentally different from that of the chart-topping duo that emerged a year later. Their first record together since their days as the teen harmony duo Tom & Jerry, the album was cut in March 1964, at a time when both Simon and Garfunkel were under the spell of folk music. As it had in 1957 with “Hey, Schoolgirl,” their harmonizing here came out of the Everly Brothers’ playbook, but some new wrinkles had developed — Paul Simon was just spreading his wings as a serious songwriter and shares space with other contemporary composers. …. The record didn’t sell on its original release, however, appearing too late in the folk revival to attract much attention — Bob Dylan was already taking that audience to new places by adding electric instruments to his sound. But the seeds of the duo’s future success were planted when, months after the album had been given up for dead — and the duo had split up — the all-acoustic rendition of “The Sound of Silence” started getting radio play on its own in some key markets, which possessed to producer Wilson to try and adapt it to the new sound, overdubbing an electric band.
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